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Despite an off-color performance by Simon Pegg as a psychopath with a smile, Kill Me Three Times wastes a perfectly good ensemble cast on a crime caper that lacks motivation, purpose and surprise. Not only that, but Kriv Stenders’ Australian thriller begs the question on everyone’s mind – there’s really another f*cking Hemsworth brother? Wait, that’s just me? Sorry, right.
The real question on everyone’s mind is how do you waste such a charmingly devilish performance by Pegg on more of the same colorful dramatics that everyone has been attempting to recreate since Pulp Fiction? Australia may be a beautiful oasis, and Stenders sure shows off those crystal-clear Aussie beaches whenever he and cinematographer Geoffrey Simpson get a chance, but you can only dazzle an audience with shimmering blue waters and clay-toned gulches for so long.
Pegg plays Charlie Wolfe, a busy hitman taking care of »
- Matt Donato
This month marks the 15th Anniversary of writer/director Troy Duffy's The Boondock Saints, the runaway cult hit that's inspired everything from tattoos to t-shirts to copycat films. Itself an ode to the work of Tarantino and those before him, The Boondock Saints was a very troubled production with Duffy seeming to crumble under his own hubris in his rise from a bartender-cum-filmmaker. Starring Sean Patrick Flanery, Norman Reedus, Willem Dafoe, and Billy Connolly, the film is »
- Paul Shirey
2 items from 2015
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